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    Nope. I have the same bike and the rear free hub is a piece of crap. Probably the cheapest part on the bike. Saving up my pennies for a new rear wheel myself.

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    A wheel and hub up grade with a tubeless conversion will be money well spent.

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    I bought a '14 Expert Carbon Evo this year too. I just added Enve DH bars. I've really been happy with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neowind712 View Post
    I bought a 2014 Camber Evo this year and love it. I ride 90% of the time on Bays Mountain which is a fast flowing ride with lots of roots and big climbs. There are some rocks but nothing super technical. Average ride is 10-12 miles. I have 350 dollars that I can dedicate to upgrading this bike and was looking to much smarter people than myself to help me decide the best place to upgrade the Camber. My first thought was to put I9 rear hub on the bike but is there a better place to put my money?
    I would have gone with some xt brakes before a rear hub to be honest

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    So where I ride there is no steep downhill sections. They are mostly downhill switchbacks but nothing super steep. Would a seat post still be a better investment than other items? The only modification I have done already is tubeless as I can't live without that. As far as wide bars the trails are very tight in some spots and I had to trim my bars because of two nasty wrecks clipping trees.

    If I upgrade to I9 rear hub would I see an increase in speed at all over stock rear hub? I know the 120 engagement points would help but not sure I will get much more benefit there?

    As for the XT brakes I really was thinking about those also as I hate the formula brakes. My big issue is I am looking to increase performance for better times so mainly looking for speed upgrades and climbing assistance. Although I may end up with brakes

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    If you are trying to increase your downhill speed, confidence in your brakes is essential. Honestly a new hub probably wouldn't make the difference your looking for. Unless your stock hub is actually ceeating drag and slowing you down. If you wanted to change the hub I would honestly wait until I could afford a new lighter wheel set, which you would probably notice making it easier to get rolling.

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    Dropper post neo.
    Use the factory brakes as long as they work.

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    Official Specialized Camber Thread

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    Someone has this ever happened in your Camber expert carbon 2014?

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    ???^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by jotatian View Post
    Someone has this ever happened in your Camber expert carbon 2014?
    I had that happen to me once, but I had my doctor, which is also a bike mechanic, take a look at it and he said it should be alright.

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    Ive never had this, but I've had that happen.

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    What cages and pedals are you running there? Bike looks awesome btw.

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    just placed my order for my camber evo expert frame in the hyper green and moto green

    the build should be done by early december since the 120mm pike isn't in stock until nov 28th

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    Why get a 120mm pike?
    The 120mm Reba is much lighter at least 1 pound, and is more suitable to a Camber.

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    Srsly? The Pike is the right fork.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Blazer View Post
    Why get a 120mm pike?
    The 120mm Reba is much lighter at least 1 pound, and is more suitable to a Camber.
    The Pike is substantially stiffer with vastly improved damping. For an Evo it's absolutely the right fork.

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    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JCL View Post
    The Pike is substantially stiffer with vastly improved damping. For an Evo it's absolutely the right fork.
    I had the 110 Reba which was fine, but put on a 120 Pike. It is a completely different bike. Night and day. Descends and corners like an animal now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo1337 View Post
    just placed my order for my camber evo expert frame in the hyper green and moto green

    the build should be done by early december since the 120mm pike isn't in stock until nov 28th
    I can't get this idea out if my head. Thanks for that. I was happy with my comp carbon, but now that I've seen that green Evo and the idea of a full XT build, with a Pike......my wife is going to be pissed

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo1337 View Post
    just placed my order for my camber evo expert frame in the hyper green and moto green

    the build should be done by early december since the 120mm pike isn't in stock until nov 28th
    Who is stocking the Pike? Specialized of Rockshox? I'm debating a frame-up build as well - but wouldn't do it without the Pike.

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    Re: Official Specialized Camber Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bike&Fish View Post
    I had the 110 Reba which was fine, but put on a 120 Pike. It is a completely different bike. Night and day. Descends and corners like an animal now.

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    Not apples to apples in your comparison, the extra 10mm of travel from 110 to 120 is enough to be the diff. you felt.
    Also you probably went from 9mm to 15mm axel?
    I would assume you were not using a modern RLT Reba either if its a 110mm model?
    Are you using the RLT pike or the lower end model?

    I'm not saying the pike is not potentially better at damening in general, but how much better for the +1pound weight penalty on the front axel for a XC bike thats already 30 pounds... that isn't my idea of better.

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    I just feel like the Pike is a Revelation alternative that has been marketed too widely.

    The heavier forks like a boxxer and revelation are heavier by design and the Pike was built to the same end and does come into the higher weight class...
    So whats it doing on 120-100mm xc bikes?

    They didn't bother making a 120mm Revelation because its too heavy for the low travel xc bike class.
    Thats why the Reba RLT was made.

    I'm not saying a 120mm Pike is at-all-bad, but it's confusing me for sure.

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    I am not saying the pike isnt a good new design... I am just not buying the hype that an extra 1+ pounds is helpful for a 120mm fork.
    At 120mm there is only so much improvement that can be realized and adding 30% extra weight is counter intuative to low travel xc bikes.

    I have a camber with a 150mm Revelation (Dual mode 120) which weighs the same as a pike.
    So I know what its like to want a bigger fork, but the extra weight is not a good thing.
    I really wanted a lighter fork but RS doesnt make a lighter 150mm fork.
    However if I only wanted a 120mm fork the Reba RLT is The One.
    For bigger travel I see the purpose of bigger forks...
    But I can't see the point in getting a heavy fork made for big travel then limiting it to 120mm at all times to use on XC bikes.

    Next someone will put a new 36 fox on and limit it to 120mm because it's a "new better design" than the old gen xc forks.
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    Sorry for my diatribe, please don't take me seriously all.
    Party on fellow Camber luvrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Blazer View Post
    Sorry for my diatribe, please don't take me seriously all.
    Party on fellow Camber luvrs.
    Having differant opinions on things makes this forum interesting - keep them coming!

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    You dared to speak against the Cult de la Pike.

    Just be glad you weren't excommunicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester6578 View Post
    You dared to speak against the Cult de la Pike.

    Just be glad you weren't excommunicated.
    Quite a few threads about people not liking the oem Pike model their bikes shipped with because they are not the Full featured Pike model they wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail_Blazer View Post
    Quite a few threads about people not liking the oem Pike model their bikes shipped with because they are not the Full featured Pike model they wanted.
    I assume by "not the full featured Pike" you mean the RC version rather than the RCT3, which has the 3-stage switch. There's also threads like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Trails View Post
    I can't get this idea out if my head. Thanks for that. I was happy with my comp carbon, but now that I've seen that green Evo and the idea of a full XT build, with a Pike......my wife is going to be pissed

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    Official Specialized Camber Thread-p5pb11625545.jpg

    here she is, ordered up all my components today also. Went with 130mm pike because I am impatient

    going full X01, hopes laced to i23's, 130mm pike, new xtr brakes, next sl cranks, deity enduro carbon bars, deity cavity stem, command post ir (insert complaint here), specialized henge expert, specialized slaughter rear tire, Specialized butcher front tire.

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    It was nice to hear your review about the two bikes, it makes my decision a little harder now, i was all ready to pull the trigger on a yeti sb95, but i think im going to give a camber evo a try first.
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    here she is, ordered up all my components today also. Went with 130mm pike because I am impatient

    going full X01, hopes laced to i23's, 130mm pike, new xtr brakes, next sl cranks, deity enduro carbon bars, deity cavity stem, command post ir (insert complaint here), specialized henge expert, specialized slaughter rear tire, Specialized butcher front tire.
    The black rear triangle ruined it for me , I wish it matched the frame then I probably would have bought it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    It was nice to hear your review about the two bikes, it makes my decision a little harder now, i was all ready to pull the trigger on a yeti sb95, but i think im going to give a camber evo a try first.
    I have both ! The yeti with the 140mm fox is a different animal compared to the Camber EVO
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    @ hobo:
    That frame looks absolutely sick, man! Your build also sounds fantastic. Are you going to keep the pike at 130mm? I'm running a 120 fork on my 2012 camber and appreciate the extra travel and aggressiveness it brings over the standard 110mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnicosia View Post
    I have both ! The yeti with the 140mm fox is a different animal compared to the Camber EVO
    How so? Can you explain? Which one would make a better all around bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaHector View Post
    @ hobo:
    That frame looks absolutely sick, man! Your build also sounds fantastic. Are you going to keep the pike at 130mm? I'm running a 120 fork on my 2012 camber and appreciate the extra travel and aggressiveness it brings over the standard 110mm fork.
    Yeah I'm going to run it at 130, if it's too much I'll lower it.

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    Do you mean caliper? what bolts? are you talking about the cps hardware?

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    Just finished my Camber Evo build:

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    That's the frame I was going to get, but it sold out in my size haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo1337 View Post
    That's the frame I was going to get, but it sold out in my size haha
    I assume you ride a large? They have 2 of the Green/Yellow. Red/Charcoal won't be in stock again until January according to the database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar_Brad View Post
    I assume you ride a large? They have 2 of the Green/Yellow. Red/Charcoal won't be in stock again until January according to the database.
    Yeah, I saw.. that is my green and yellow a little up in the thread.

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    Looks awesome!

    I'm about to order the Red/Charcoal frame through my shop. Couple of quick questions:

    -It comes with the SRL Command Post Lever, correct?
    -Which BB did you use? Is it just a standard PF30? I was planning to get the Wheels MFG PF30 BB.
    -And are those the SRAM Guide Brakes I see? What do you think so far?

    Thanks!

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    Yeah it comes with the new command post lever, wheels mfg bb is better than the stock but still has some issues. Haven't ridden guides myself but my good friend came straight off XT to guide RS and he raves about the guides.

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    Does the frame come with the stock BB? Doesn't say that in the description.

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    My frame didn't

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    Didn't think so, just wanted to clarify your post.

    What are the issues you know of with the Wheels Mfg BB? Or, better question, do you know of any better options? I don't at this point.

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    I have had nothing but issues with my original pf30, wheels mfg creaked at first but it was better over time. What cranks are you running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sml-2727 View Post
    How so? Can you explain? Which one would make a better all around bike
    If your going to be doing a lot of climbing not hike a bike , I'd get the Camber EVO carbon model . I can ride mine all day ! It's 26lbs . I purchased the YETI cause I always wanted one and got a great deal from Jenson also my intentions were to use it at a bike park or when ai travel to Moab and Sedona .not saying the camber EVO can't handle those rides it's just I like to go fast and I wanted the extra travel for a little more of a "plush" ride
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